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BY: Rikki Cason | October 26, 2012

Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter has been very busy this year, housing more than 200 men, women and children. With still more than two months to go in the year, those seeking shelter has reached an all time high.

“There has been a waiting list of people who need our service.” said Marty Nagy, Shelter Director.

To answer this growing population in the community Lockport CARES has just purchased the house next door, in order to create a transitional home, where people who are in need of longer term housing can access the resources they need to get back on their feet and stop the cycle of homelessness.

In order to make this house a home much work and funds are needed.

A Fall Event Dinner is being sponsored by Lockport CARES on Nov. 8, at the South Transit Fire Hall.

The dinner is being catered by Donna Eick and DeVine Catering. Tickets can be purchased at http://lockportcares.org/Events/Default.aspx. All proceeds from the banquet will go directly to helping the homeless.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Lockport CARES and our guests greatly benefit from the love and support they receive from their caring volunteers. Lockport CARES has three paid part time staff members, all the other responsibilities are conducted by volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to cook meals, serve on committees, man the shelter and help raise funds.

“We know that working with the homeless population is not for everyone, but there are so many different jobs that need to be filled: computer work, house cleaning, lawn and garden work, painting, general maintenance and more,” said Nagy.

Anyone interested in helping or taking a tour of the shelter please call Marty at 622-6148.

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